We have an authoritarian Landlord that fails to honour the terms of our contract, such as 24 hours written notice to gain access, telephones at ridiculous hours and sends SMS texts. similalarly, he has failed to effect repairs to long standing unsafe property issues. Now that we ask that he refrain from harrassing telephonecalls texts and simply comply with the terms of our contract and fix the property. He is now suggesting we consider ending our lease at renewal time if we don't like how he manages the property. Basically saying via email that we should move on because he wishes not to comply with either the contract or the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 He justifies his position stating he owns many properties.
Province/Country relating to question : UK
Contact Landlord in Writing but now have been forced to complain to local Council's Environmental Services
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Is a Landlord able to request access to the property by simply a phone cal or knocking on the door yet ignore the 24 hours written notice provision in the contract? What rights do tenants have when constructively pressured into ending a lease?
No, he has to give 24 hours notice either by text or received phone call. If he does not then you can refuse him access.If this is an AST though then he can refuse to renew for any reason he likes. He can suggest that you do so as well although obviously you don't have to but refusing to do so doesn't achieve much if he isn't willing to renew. What he cannot do is remove you during the term of an agreement unless there are clear S8 breaches and he has a court order.Sorry thats probably not the answer you wanted but it is the position that you have and I have a duty to give you truthful and accurate information even though its not what I want to say.Hope this helps. Please rate my answer OK SERVICE or above and then I will continue with this for free.
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